Marriott International has announced it is projecting to open more than 30 luxury properties in 2019, furthering the company’s global perspective on luxury travel with its ensemble of eight distinct luxury brands.
Through the hospitality hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott and Bulgari, Marriott International continues to push boundaries, creating new guest experiences which meet the needs of the evolving luxury traveller.
With a presence in more than 60 countries and territories today, Marriott is poised to expand its luxury footprint with more than 200 properties in the development pipeline, representing 20 new countries for the company’s luxury portfolio, from Sri Lanka to Bermuda and Morocco to Kenya.
The future of luxury travel will be defined by personal discovery
A global luxury study conducted in partnership with creative agency Team One revealed that luxury travellers of today are travelling not just to discover the world, but also to discover something about themselves.
With a rapidly growing global footprint and eight distinct luxury brands, Marriott International is uniquely positioned to deliver on these new expectations, inviting globally-minded travellers to look at the world through a new lens.
The Ritz-Carlton offers legendary service around the globe
Known for its legendary service and refined design, The Ritz-Carlton will continue to set the standard for luxury. With six openings anticipated in the year ahead, the iconic luxury brand also expects to celebrate the opening of its 100th property.
The brand is expected to make its return to Australia with the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth and is slated to grow in China with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an. Showcasing the beauty of the Moroccan landscape and culture, The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar es Salam is set to offer an oasis in the country’s vibrant capital, while The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City will invite guests to experience the city through a new perspective.
With a mission to inspire travel and create memories for its guests, the brand also expects to see the completion of a major renovation of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park and to continue to work towards the inaugural voyage of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in February 2020.
St. Regis anticipates grand debuts in global hot spots
In the coming year, St. Regis is planning to debut the André Fu-designed St. Regis Hong Kong where the award-winning designer will blend the brand’s timeless elegance with silhouettes representative of the city’s architectural and cultural diversity.
The brand is also set to expand its footprint in Europe with The St. Regis Venice, which is ideally situated on the Grand Canal and offers a central location from which to explore the historic city. Finally, St. Regis is also expecting to bring its modern glamour and bespoke service to Cairo.
W rewrites the rules of luxury travel
Trailblazing its way around the globe, W broke the norms of traditional luxury in destinations including Brisbane, Amman and Costa Rica in 2018.
This year, the brand will live out its mission to fuel guests’ lust for life with eight hotels projected to open, ranging from Aspen and Ibiza to Muscat and Melbourne.
EDITION continues growth in iconic destinations around the globe
Next up, the brand expects to redefine luxury with its recent opening in New York City’s Times Square and will bring its distinct perspective toWest Hollywood with a scheduled opening in Q2 2019.
The Luxury Collection brings authentic charm to new destinations
With each hotel serving as a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures, The Luxury Collection anticipates debuting nine properties this year in coveted locations such as Okinawa, Cesme, Buckinghamshireand Budapest.
JW Marriott inspires the passions of its guests through uplifting experiences
This year, JW Marriott anticipates continuing to bring its distinct style of warm service to established and emerging destinations with planned openings from the Maldives and Shanghai to Savannah, GA.
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